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FREE AI-assisted drawing tool 🖌️, Toyota trains robots to cook brekkie 🥣, TIME's Top100 most influential in AI 👑

Edition #14


This is Tomorrow Now.
And I’m your trusty AI Sidekick.

This week in AI:

  • Toyota: Training robots to cook breakfast

  • Amazon/Anthropic: AWS to invest $4 BILLION in Claude’s creator

  • Autodraw: Let machine learning complete your doodle (FREE tool)

  • Chain-of-Verification: How to enable LLMs to verify its own answers

  • TIME100: TIME magazine unveils top 100 most influential people in AI

AI Tweet of the Week

Summary: Toyota is training robots to make breakfast using AI, trained on human demonstrations. The robots learn skills like whisking eggs in hours instead of weeks by gaining a sense of touch and using generative AI models.

💡 Key takeaways?

  • Hours not months: So far, over 60 skills like pouring liquids and using tools have been taught. The goal is 1,000 skills by end of 2024.

  • Like an LLM: Toyota is creating "Large Behavior Models" so robots can generalize learned skills like large language models. Theoretically, you can just say “clean up that spill.”

  • Not alone: Google’s Robotic Transformer and Tesla’s Optimus are also contributing to advancements. Watch Tesla’s humanoid do yoga and sort objects in this video.

AI Meme of the Week

Look ma, I’m spending less on therapy now.

AI Business News of the Week

Summary: Amazon is going all in on AI, investing up to a whopping $4 billion into startup Anthropic, the creator of Claude. This gives Amazon access to potentially industry-leading AI models and secures Anthropic as an AWS cloud customer. The tech giant’s battle over AI talent and compute continues.

💡 Key takeaways?

  • Big money moves: Amazon's total investment could reach $4 billion, starting with $1.25 billion now. This rivals Microsoft's $10B+ in OpenAI and cements Anthropic as an AI heavyweight.

  • Cloud wins: The deal mandates Anthropic use AWS for training models, so it profits both from the investment and increased cloud revenue.

  • Amazon's AI agenda: This aligns with Amazon AI services like Amazon Bedrock (managed service to build AI apps) and Trainium (AWS’s AI training chip). Amazon aims to be a major AI cloud platform.

AI Product of the Week

Summary: AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast.

💡 Key Feature? Get right into it: There’s nothing to download. Nothing to pay for. And it works anywhere: smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.

AI Research of the Week

Summary: This paper introduces Chain-of-Verification (CoVe), a method to reduce hallucinations in LLMs by making models check their own work with verification questions.

💡 How does it work?

  • Step 1: The model drafts a response to a query

  • Step 2: It then plans verification questions to fact-check its own draft

  • Step 3: It then answers the questions independently, so the verification isn't biased by the original response.

  • Step 4: Finally, it produces a revised response incorporating the verification results.

AI Opinion Piece of the Week

Summary: TIME magazine unveils their first TIME100 AI list, highlighting 100 individuals globally shaping the development and adoption of artificial intelligence. The list reflects various perspectives from scientists and executives to advocates grappling with ethical questions around AI's uses.

💡 Key takeaways?

  • Mapping relationships: The list maps power centers and relationships between rivals, regulators, scientists, executives and more whose insights will guide AI. It includes 18-year-old justice advocate Sneha Revanur to 76-year-old Geoffrey Hinton.

  • Growing exponentially: Editors emphasize AI's explosive growth, with innovation stronger than any prior tech revolution. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt calls it "growing faster than the sum of them all."

  • Reflects fast changing field: The list snapshots a shifting landscape, with advocacy growing alongside technical progress and commercialization of AI.

Can you guess who is in top spot in the Leaders category? ⬇️

Thanks for tuning in!

See you next week.

Your AI Sidekick